FCS Policy positions

Strengthen Global Competitiveness


Market Access & Trade – The UK has the most successful, entrepreneural  and competitive communications market in the world.  UK Government and Ofcom must use UK experience as best-in-class examples of what can be achieved by market liberalization when promoting trade policy and championing market-based and technology-neutral approaches to regulation in key international markets. FCS TRADE POSITION

Research & Development – Strategic and robust investment in telecommunications research including a permanent R&D tax credit, multi-year public sector research plans, and a commitment to long-term research will enable the UK to remain a technology industry leader. FCS R&D POSITION

Education & Talent – The future of the ICT industry in the UK depends on providing the necessary support for education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for our students while enacting immigration policies which allow companies to attract and retain the best and brightest minds from around the world.  FCS EDUCATION & TALENT POSITION

Tax Reform – Government must press on with a taxation agenda which progressively reduces Corporation Tax and National Insurance costs, to give business confidence to invest in long-term growth.  FCS TAX REFORM POSITION